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  • Stocks decline, heading for weekly loss

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market moved lower Friday, heading for its first weekly loss since the start of August. Declines were led by energy and utility companies. Treasurys fell after news that retail sales in August rose faster than economists...
  • U.S. Senate approves Sheets as Treasury undersecretary

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate approved Nathan Sheets as the Treasury's top official on international affairs, charged with pressing Washington's position on everything from the value of China's currency to how to resolve Europe's debt crisis. In...
  • Positive economic news pushes stocks to record highs

    NEW YORK — More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors on Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another record high. The gains came a day after the Fed made clear that it's in no hurry to raise...
  • U.S. household net worth rises to record $81.5 trillion

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The net worth of Americans hit a record high in the second quarter as the stock market climbed, while household debt rose at its fastest pace since 2007 in a sign of growing confidence among U.S. consumers. Net worth nudged up 1.7...
  • Wall Street sees holes in Fed's new policy-tightening plan

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - No sooner did the Federal Reserve reveal its plan for eventually tightening U.S. monetary policy than many on Wall Street flagged problems with the mechanics of the strategy, and said more adjustments would have to come. Some...
  • Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate jumps to 4.23% from 4.12% last week

    Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate jumps to 4.23% from 4.12% last week
    Mortgage rates rose this week at the fastest pace of the year, with Freddie Mac's survey showing lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate loans at an average of 4.23%, up from 4.12% last week.  It was the highest rate that the weekly survey has recorded...
  • Yellen doesn't comment on policy at conference on savings

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen did not comment on the central bank's most recent policy decisions or the U.S. economy in pre-recorded remarks to a conference on savings among low-income families on Thursday. Yellen's remarks...
  • India calls for G20 swap lines to mitigate U.S. stimulus withdrawal

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India urged the Group of 20 nations on Thursday to consider creating currency swap lines to mitigate the impact on emerging economies of the expected withdrawal of the U.S. Federal Reserve's vast monetary stimulus. Describing the...
  • Stocks creep higher after jobless claims drop

    NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market headed up in early Thursday trading as investors received more encouraging news on the economy. The slight gains come a day after the Federal Reserve signaled that it's in no rush to raise interest rates. KEEPING...
  • The Week Ahead: Fed raising interest rates will happen � eventually

    For almost six years it has been a matter of when, not if, the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates. For the better part of half a decade, the interest rate the central bank most directly controls has sat close to 0. When the rate is changed, it...
  • Drop in U.S. workforce due to aging, not weak economy: Fed paper

    (Reuters) - The drop in U.S. workforce participation since the financial crisis is largely due to the aging of the American population and will not reverse even if labor markets improve, a paper to be presented at a Brookings Institution conference on...